Life comes with many expenses related and unrelated to cystic fibrosis. Whether it's utility payments, home repair, or having enough food on the table, there may be resources that help cover certain costs. Compass can help you identify those
resources locally while also finding ways to lower other costs associated with your care to free up funds for these everyday costs.
If you are behind on your bills for living expenses, Compass may be able to point you toward resources to help. Case managers can help you find out exactly how much you owe and work with you to make a plan for dealing with financial issues related to living expenses. Along with contacting the utility company, Compass can also find grants that can help cover costs to help you with the issue as quickly as possible.
If you have trouble getting enough food or if affording groceries
is a challenge, you may be able to get help. Communities across the country
have resources and programs that have discounts on groceries, food boxes, and
food delivery. You may also want to talk with your CF care center social worker about what
resources might be available, such as your local Feeding
America food bank, that can help supplement your diet.
If you need help with a home modification or home repair, Compass case managers can spend the time
to look for local or state resources that can provide financial assistance.
Many states have programs that offer free help to people under a
certain income, persons with disabilities, and limited-English-speaking
taxpayers who need assistance preparing their tax returns.